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NewMusic4us Sunday at Firehouse 12 in New Haven


Miki Sawada ’14MM

New Haven Register | By Joe Amarante

A while back, we told you about Music Haven’s successful Kickstarter campaign that led to funding NewMusic4us, and now there’s a concert to celebrate the result.

The Second Movement, the producer, presents New Haven Piano Trios (led by adult musicians Miki Sawada ’14AD, Melanie Clapies ’14MM and Yan Levionnois) playing music that includes two world premiere pieces commissioned for Music Haven’s young students. The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St.

“So far, we’ve received three commissioned pieces out of the four we fundraised for NewMusic4us,” said Sawada in an email, “and Music Haven teachers (myself included) have spent dozens of hours teaching the new music to the students. Yale School of Music’s Martin Bresnick has finished his piece for NewMusic4us and will be presenting it to the students at the concert.” MORE

Published April 8, 2015
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The Sounds of Music at Hamden Hall

By Kathleen Ramunni
Hamden Patch

mitchellViolin, clarinet, saxophone, snare drum – which to choose?

Hamden Hall Country Day School students in grades 4, 5 and 6 received an up-close-and-personal demonstration recently of instruments available to them to learn to play for participation in the Lower School Band and strings program.

Hamden Hall instrumental directors David Perry and Jane Mitchell, both recent grads of the Yale School of Music, were on hand to showcase each instrument (Perry played a mean jazz riff on the sax!) and provide a brief music lesson on the various instrumental families to which each belongs. MORE

Published September 19, 2013
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